Thursday, October 21, 2010

Easy Chicken Stew

Precooked chicken that you've saved and frozen, plus a few cans of cream of chicken soup with fresh herbs and veggies, make for a tasty, quick and easy shortcut chicken stew loaded with veggies.

Easy Chicken Stew

Next time you prepare a roasted chicken, might as well roast two of them for some planned leftovers. Having those little freezer bags of already cooked chicken, makes for speedy weeknight meals like this speedy chicken stew, that I have enjoyed for years, an adaptation of a long ago recipe from an old Campbell's cookbook. I think you will love it too.

It's a simple stew that requires little more really than dumping a few ingredients in a pot, yet despite the fact that can whip it up in no time, there are a few homemade touches that make it simply delicious. Between the canned soup and the bacon, you likely won't need any additional salt, unless you are using the lower sodium soups, and even then you'll probably want to add just a bit. As always with seasoning, add, taste, and adjust your seasonings at the end.


For a change of pace, use this stew to make a biscuit topped casserole.


Or, make individual servings in small ramekins! Just make sure they cool off first if serving them to children!


Here's how to make this simple but tasty stew.

For more of my favorite stew recipes, visit my page on Pinterest!



If you make this or any of my recipes, I'd love to see your results! Just snap a photo and hashtag it #DeepSouthDish on social media or tag me @deepsouthdish on Instagram!



Yum

Recipe: Easy Chicken Stew

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish©
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 25 min | Yield: About 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients
  • 3 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 cup of minced onion
  • 2 cans of cream of chicken soup
  • 2 soup cans of milk
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup of frozen, cut green beans
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • Palmful of dried parsley
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 3 cups of cooked chicken
Instructions

Cook the bacon in a soup pot; remove, crumble and set aside for garnish.  Add the onion and saute over medium high until softened; add the cream of chicken soup and whisk in the milk until smooth. Add the potatoes and carrots and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring several times.  Add the green beans, cover and simmer an additional 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the thyme, parsley and pepper and chicken. Cook just until heated through, taste and adjust seasonings, adding salt only if needed. Sprinkle individual servings with the chopped bacon.

Cook's Notes: If you use the Healthy Request soup version you may find that you need a bit of salt - with the regular soup you likely will not need any additional salt, so it is not included in the recipe.

Drop Biscuit Topping: This stew makes a pretty good substitute for an easy chicken pot pie filling, easily topped with homemade biscuit topping. Prepare the stew as above. Make a dough using 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, whisked together with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder. May also substitute self-rising flour. Stir in 1/2 cup milk mixed with 2 tablespoons melted butter, stirring until a soft dough forms. Spoon in dollops on top of the filling and bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for about 30 to 40 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly and biscuits are lightly browned and cooked through.

Source: http://deepsouthdish.com

Requires Adobe Reader - download it free!
©Deep South Dish
Are you on Facebook? If you haven't already, come and join the party! We have a lot of fun & there's always room for one more at the table.
Check These Recipes Out Too Y'all!

Old Fashioned Chicken and Drop Dumplings
Southern Stewed Chicken
Easy White Chicken Enchiladas
Posted by on October 21, 2010

Images and Full Post Content including Recipe ©Deep South Dish. Recipes are offered for your own personal use only and while pinning and sharing links is welcomed and encouraged, please do not copy and paste post or recipe text to repost or republish elsewhere such as other Facebook pages, blogs, websites, or forums without explicit prior permission. All rights reserved.

Material Disclosure: Unless otherwise noted, you should assume that post links to the providers of goods and services mentioned, establish an affiliate relationship and/or other material connection and that I may be compensated when you purchase from a provider. You are never under any obligation to purchase anything when using my recipes and you should always perform due diligence before buying goods or services from anyone via the Internet or offline.
101002BRBD
.

As an Amazon Associate, Deep South Dish earns from qualifying purchases. See full disclosure for details.




Hey Y’all! Welcome to some good ole, down home southern cooking. Pull up a chair, grab some iced tea, and 'sit a bit' as we say down south. If this is your first time visiting Deep South Dish, you can sign up for FREE updates via EMAIL or RSS feed, or you can catch up with us on Facebook and Twitter too!

Articles on this website are protected by copyright. You are free to print and sharing via Facebook share links and pinning with Pinterest are appreciated, welcomed and encouraged, but do not upload and repost photographs, or copy and paste post text or recipe text for republishing on Facebook, other websites, blogs, forums or other internet sites without explicit prior written approval.
Click for additional information.


© Copyright 2008-2021 – Mary Foreman – Deep South Dish LLC - All Rights Reserved

Material Disclosure: This site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Unless otherwise noted, you should assume that post links to the providers of goods and services mentioned, establish an affiliate relationship and/or other material connection and that I may be compensated when you purchase from the provider. You are never under any obligation to purchase anything when using my recipes and you should always perform due diligence before buying goods or services from anyone via the Internet or offline.

DISCLAIMER: This is a recipe site intended for entertainment. By using this site and these recipes you agree that you do so at your own risk, that you are completely responsible for any liability associated with the use of any recipes obtained from this site, and that you fully and completely release Mary Foreman and Deep South Dish LLC and all parties associated with either entity, from any liability whatsoever from your use of this site and these recipes.

ALL CONTENT PROTECTED UNDER THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT. CONTENT THEFT, EITHER PRINT OR ELECTRONIC, IS A FEDERAL OFFENSE. Recipes may be printed ONLY for personal use and may not be transmitted, distributed, reposted, or published elsewhere, in print or by any electronic means. Seek explicit permission before using any content on this site, including partial excerpts, all of which require attribution linking back to specific posts on this site. I have, and will continue to act, on all violations.





Email Subscription DSD Feed